Good Monday Morning Coffee everyone☺️! I hope everyone is having a great day. Welcome to an another new week, a new day, and a new encouraging conversation. So if you’re ready, grab something yummy to drink ☕️ and let’s start the discussion.
So, for today’s conversation I would like to discuss “Loving Others Well”. This conversation will be a series. For the past months this topic has been on my mind and I thought this would be something important to share and serve as a reminder. So lets start with part one:
First things first intimacy with the Lord Jesus Christ. If you been in this world long enough then you know that loving others can become hard, even in those times when you really want to be loving, there are those people that can make it difficult. The only way that we can accomplish this is first spending time with Jesus. It is in those times with Him that we will learn His ways. In the book of Song of Songs there are varies examples of a relationship between a woman called the Shulamite and the Bridegroom King. These two persons represent the Church (the Bride) and Jesus Christ. Verses like in SOS 4:13-14 it says, “Your inward life is now sprouting, bringing forth fruit. What a beautiful paradise unfolds within you. When I’m near you, I smell aromas of the finest spice, for many clusters of my exquisite fruit now grow within your inner garden”. SOS 4:2 say, “When I look at you, I see how you have taken my fruit and tasted my word. Your life has become clean and pure, like a lamb washed and newly shorn. You now show grace and balance with truth on display”. Also in SOS 5:1 says, “I have gathered from your heart, my equal, my bride, I have gathered from my garden all my sacred spices- even my myrrh. I have tasted and enjoyed my wine within you…..My life within her will become your feast”. These scriptures are just some examples of what Jesus desires for His Church, His Bride. They are examples of how spending time with Him will ultimately cause you to carry what He carries. Also in the book of John 15:5 it says, “I am the sprouting vine and you’re my branches. As you live in union with me as your source, fruitfulness will stream from within you but when you live separated from me you are powerless”. When we abide in Jesus who is our source we will become over-comers and the Fruit of the Holy Spirit will become more evident.
We will be able to tap into a source whom is the Holy Spirit. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Just think about how a branch bares fruit and its leaves. Just as long as that branch is connected to a tree then without any effort on its own it will produce whatever it is that the tree produces. When branches are no longer connected it will eventually become dried up. So it is when we are connected to the vine, it will be the Holy Spirit’s fruit that we will be produced. Abiding helps us stay at rest and allow the Holy Spirit to move through us. So it will become easier and easier to respond in love because it’s not your love but the love of Christ. HalleluYah!
So to conclude part one, intimacy is the first step to really be able to love. The word says God is love. So that will make Him the all sufficient source. Unfortunately in our humanity we can come up short. Our love can be conditional. There have been times when we or someone have misspoken the sayings “I love you” or “I love that…” but next year, or the next week, or the next day our love has dissipated which shows that there is lack of maturity. This is why cultivating a relationship with the God is major and the perfect foundation to build loving relationships on. So until next Monday, remember to take it one day at a time and stay encouraged in the Lord!
Thank you for joining me for todays Monday Morning Coffee conversation! I hope you were blessed, inspired, challenged, and encouraged. If so, please like👍🏾, subscribe, comment, and share! Have a beautiful blessed day 🌺 and bye for now👋🏾!